Staff Profile

Prof. Irivwieri Godwin

Professor
  • Faculty :
    Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Department :
    Fine and Applied Arts
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    profgirivwieri@gmail.com
  • Google Scholar ID :
    Godwin Ogheneruemu Irivwieri
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Biography

Professor Godwin Ogheneruemu Irivwieri is a Professor of Graphic Design and Art History in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Pioneer Dean, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State Nigeria. Irivwieri had his secondary education at Orogun Grammar School, Orogun(1969-1973) and Government College, Ughelli(1975-1978) where he obtained WASC/GCE O/L and HSC/GCE A/L respectively. He further gained admission into the University of Benin, Benin City for the undergraduate programme(1982-1986) and awarded a Federal Government postgraduate Scholarship at the University of Benin, Benin City (1989-1991) where he obtained a B.Ed (Honours) Fine and Applied Arts, Second class (Honours) Upper Division in 1986 and an MFA degree in Graphics in 1991 respectively. He continued his academic pursuit at the postgraduate school, Delta State University, Abraka and graduated with a Phd degree in Art History in 2005. Professor Godwin Ogheneruemu Irivwieri joined the services of the Delta State University, Abraka in January 1993 as Lecturer 11 in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts and rose through the ranks to the position of Associate Professor in 2013. In December 2018, he was appointed Professor in the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the Alex Ekwueme Federal University.

Selected Publications (Articles and Journals)

S/N Publication(s)
1 Creative Arts Curriculum: Implementation at College Level (Theoretical and Empirical Analysis); Warri: Abotu Research Publishers, 1998.
2 Fundamentals of Silkscreen Printing, Lagos: Malthouse Press Limited, 2009
3 Festival of the Abraka-Urhobo, Lagos: Malthouse Press Limited 2009.
4 “Emergence of Art Movements and Schools in Nigeria”, In Styles, Schools and Movements in Modern Nigerian Art, 2008, pp. 263-272 (Proceedings of the 2nd National Symposium on Nigerian Art, OAU, Ile-Ife, Sept. 2006-Publication of National Gallery of Art, Abuja).
5 ‘Chapter 8-Nigerian Art: Forms, Evolution and Significance (Graphic Arts)”, In Readings in General Studies: Nigerian People, Culture and Entrepreneurial Skills, Vol. III, 2009, pp. 114-215 (pp. 155-159). (Publication of General Studies Directorate, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria).
6 “Chapter 12 – Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creations (Graphics Option)”, In Readings in General Studies: Nigerian People, Culture and Entrepreneurial Skills, Vol. III, 2009, pp. 248-297 (pp. 252-255). (Publication of General Studies Directorate, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria).
7 “The Historical Socio-Cultural Evolution of Umiaghwa-Abraka among the Niger-Delta people of Nigeria”, In The Might of Abraka Kingdom, 2010, pp, 1-26 (New Life Press Ltd, Onitsha, Nigeria).
8 “Murray School of Art as a Catalyst in the Evolution of Contemporary Nigerian Art”, in International Journal of Current Research in the Humanities, No. 3 September, 2008 pp. 69-82 (Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast, Cape Ghana). Registered and Indexed by Ghana Library Board; George Padmore Research Library of African Affairs, Accra-Ghana- email: interhumanitiesjournal@yahoo.com.
9 “The Implementation of the Creative Arts Curriculum in Secondary Schools in Delta State, Nigeria”, in African Research Review, vol. 3(3) April 2009 pp 342-358, Journal of the International Association of African Researchers and Reviewers (IAARR), Ethiopia). Indexed by African Journal Online (AJOL)-www.ajol.info, email:jafrrev@yahoo.com
10 “Uli School Imagery as a Formalistic Model of Artistic Expression in Nigerian Visual Arts”,in International Journal of Current Research in the Humanities,No. 6 September, 2009 pp. 36-49 (Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana) Registered and Indexed by Ghana Library Board; George Padmore Research Library of African Affairs, Accra-Ghana- email: interhumanitiesjournal@yahoo.com
11 “Artistic Symbols and the Efficacy of African Medicine”, in International Journal of the Humanities, vol. 1 No. 2, 2009, pp. 92-98 (Pan-African Journal series Accra, Ghana).Indexed by Pan –African Book Company, Ghana. Email:centrejournal@yahoo.com
12 “Art, Employment and Society” In African Research Review, Vol. 3(4) July 2009 pp. 140-152, Journal of the International Association of African Researchers and Reviewers (IAARR), Ethiopia). Indexed by African Journal Online (AJOL)-www.ajol.info, email:jafrrev@yahoo.com
13 “The Impact of Photography in a Developing Economy”, In International Journal of Current Research in the Humanities,No. 7 March 2010 pp. 80-98 (Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana) Registered and Indexed by Ghana Library Board; George Padmore Research Library of African Affairs, Accra,Ghana- email: interhumanitiesjournal@yahoo.com
14 “An Appreciation of the State of Visual Arts in Nigeria (1900-1970)”, In The Anthropologist Vol. 12, No. 2 April, 2010, PP. 113-117 (Kre Journals Publishers, Delhi, India). Indexed in International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), Sociological Absracts Database, email: kre@airtelmail.in/www.krepublishers.com
15 ‘AinaOnabolu and Naturalism in Nigeria Visual Arts”, In International Journal of Current Research in the Humanities,No. 8 June 2010 pp. 78-93 (Faculty of Arts, University of Cape Coast, Cape Ghana) Registered and Indexed by Ghana Library Board; George Padmore Research Library of African Affairs, Accra-Ghana- email: interhumanitiesjournal@yahoo.com
16 “Nigerian Visual Arts and its Stylistic Tendencies”, In The Anthropologist Vol. 12, No. 3 July, 2010, pp. 175-182 (Kre Journals Publishers, Delhi, India). Indexed in International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), Sociological Abstracts Database, email: kre@airtelmail.in/www.krepublishers.com
17 “Onaism: An Artistic Model of Yoruba Civilization in Nigeria” in Research Review, Vol. 4(3) July, 2010 pp. 234-246, Journal of the International Association of African Researchers and Reviewers (IAARR), Ethiopia). Indexed by African Journal Online (AJOL)-www.ajol.info, email:jafrrev@yahoo.com
18 “Selective Determinants of Advertisement Appeal for a Product or Service: in Journal of Art and Design Studies, Vol. 22, 2014 pp. 70-75, International Institute for Science, Technology and Education, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07302, USA. ISSN 2224-6061 (Paper), ISSN 2225-059x (Online). Indexed in Index Copernicus International (Poland), Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (Pro-quest, US), Open J-Gate (India) email: ADS@iiste.org
19 “Art Exhibition as Advert Promo and Facilitator for Artistic Production in Colleges and Universities” in Journal of Art and Design Studies, Vol. 22, 2014 pp. 52-58, International Institute for Science, Technology and Education, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07302, USA. ISSN 2224-6061 (Paper), ISSN 2225-059x (Online). Indexed in Index Copernicus International (Poland), Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (Pro-quest, US), Open J-Gate (India) email: ADS@iiste.org
20 “Visual Arts and the Legal Issues of Copyright and Contract in Nigeria” in Journal of Art and Design Studies, Vol. 29, 2015 pp. 46-56, International Institute for Science, Technology and Education, Jersey City, New Jersey, 07302, USA. ISSN 2224-6061 (Paper), ISSN 2225-059x (Online). Indexed in Index Copernicus International (Poland), Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory (Pro-quest, US), Open J-Gate (India) email: ADS@iiste.org
21 “The Concept and Evolution of Art Styles/Schools in Contemporary Nigerian Art” in American International Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 6, No. 5 October, 2016, pp. 87-92. Indexed by DRJI (Directory of Research Journal Indexing, EBSCO Publishing, OCLC World Cat, University of London International Programmes. Website: www.aijcrnet.com. Email:editor@aijcrnet.com
22 ‘The Concept and Evolution of Art Styles/Schools in Contemporary Nigerian Art” in American International Journal of Contemporary Research Vol. 6, No. 5 October, 2016, pp. 130-135. Indexed by DRJI (Directory of Research Journal Indexing, EBSCO Publishing, OCLC World Cat, University of London International Programmes. Website: www.aijcrnet.com. Email:editor@aijcrnet.com
23 “Direct and Indirect Relevance of Arts and Crafts in the Senior Secondary School in Nigeria’s 6-3-3-4 Educational System”, In Journal of Educational Research and Development Vol. 1, No. 1, 1999, pp. 138-153 (Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka)
24 “Nigerian Art: Evolution, Forms and Significance” In Journal of Creative Arts: Vol. 3, No. 1, 2007. pp. 24-37. (University of Port Harcourt, Port-Harcourt).
25 “The Place of Advertising in a Developing Economy” in Journal of Creative Arts: Vol. 4, No. 1, Jan.-Dec. 2008. pp.44-49. (University of Port Harcourt, Port-Harcourt).
26 “Giving Graphic Forms to Concept Expressed in Mural Design”, in Journal of Creative Arts: Vol. 4, No. 1, 2003. pp. 96-100. (University of Port Harcourt, Port-Harcourt).
27 “Contemporary Nigerian Art: From the 1920s to 2000”, in Humanities Review Journal, Vol. 7, 2007, pp. 15-27 (Humanities Research Forum and Humanities Publishers, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria).
28 “Profile of Some Contemporary Nigerian Artists from Delta State, Nigeria”, in Journal of the Society of Nigerian Artists (JSNA) 2008, pp. 20-30 (A Publication of the SNA, Rivers/Bayelsa States Chapter – University of Port Harcourt, Choba, P.H. Nigeria).
29 “Arts and Crafts as Springboard for Sustainable Development and Industrialization in Nigeria”, in International Journal of Creativity and Technical Development Vol. 1 No. 1-3, 2009, pp. 1-18 (International Centre for Integrated Development Research, Ikot-Ekpene, Nigeria).
30 “The Choice of Media in Advertising”, In Journal of the Society of Nigerian Artists (JSNA) No. 1, Vol. 2, September, 2009, pp. 156-167 (A Publication of the SNA, Rivers/Bayelsa States Chapter – University of Port Harcourt, Choba, P.H. Nigeria)
31 “Advertisement Layout Design in Graphic Communication”, in Journal of the Society of Nigerian Artists (JSNA) Vol. 4, No. 1, Dec. 2011 pp. 56-62 (A Publication of the SNA, Rivers/Bayelsa States Chapter – University of Port Harcourt, Choba, P.H. Nigeria)
32 “The Curator as a Factor in the Development of Cultural Heritage Institutions in Nigeria”, in Journal of the Society of Nigerian Artists (JSNA) Vol. 5, No. 1, June 2012 pp. 24-33 (A Publication of the SNA, Rivers/Bayelsa States Chapter – University of Port Harcourt, Choba, P.H. Nigeria)
33 . ‘’The Relevance of Art Appreciation in Visual Art Practice”, 2021 in Journal of the Humanities, Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.
34 ‘’Exploration of Entrepreneurial Skills in Graphic Design for Employment Generation,’’ in Environs Echo- A Journal of issues shaping, re-ordering and articulating the built environment, July, 2022 Vol. 1 No. 1 ( A Publication of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu- Alike, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria , pp.1-17.
35 “Recycling Used Packages of Consumer Goods from Waste to Wealth as Interrogated by the Graphic Design Artist in Emerging Economies” in Environs-Echo – A Journal of Issues Shaping, Reordering and articulating the Built Environment , December, 2022 Vol. 1 No. 2 (A publication of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria) pp. 1-9.
36 The Might of Abraka Kingdom, Onitsha: New Life Press Limited, 2010, pp. 1-125.
37 “The Echo of a Tradition”, In Social Content of Adene-Okpe Festival. An MFA Art Exhibition Catalogue, 2003, pp. 4-7 (Delta State University, Abraka.
38 “Triumph of a Budding Textile Star” in Textiles: Medium for Human Capital Development – An Art Exhibition Catalogue, pp. 26-27, Art Council Pavilion, (Delta State Council for Arts and Culture, Asaba, Nigeria) May 3-8, 2010).
39 “Creative Paradigm: A Journal of Arts and Contemporary Research. Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria Vol. 1 No. 1 July 2008. pp. 1-73 (Editor-in-Chief).
40 Environs Echo- A Journal of issues shaping, re-ordering and articulating the built environment, July, 2022 Vol. 1 No. 1 ( A Publication of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu- Alike, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, pp.1-120 (Editor-in- Chief).
41 “Visual Scriptures on Narratives from the Book of Life” in Keeping the word Alive-A Solo Art Exhibition Catalogue, pp. 3-12, National Gallery of Art, Nigeria, June 30, 2016-July 7, 2016.
42 A Television Documentary of Between 30 minutes and 1 hour viewing time already aired or publicly accessible in compact disc.
43 Creative Dialogue on Reminiscences – DBS Interview Documentary Nationwide Telecast by OtiNabiri-Producer, Delta Broadcasting Service, Asaba – February 17, 2012 (A copy of CD submitted).
44 Visual Impressions – NTA Interview Documentary National/Worldwide Telecast by ChiomaOkpara-Supervising Producer, NTA Network centre, Lagos and Mary Mosindi-co-producer, NTA Network centre Benin City – May 28, 2012 (A copy of CD submitted)
45 Sessional Art Exhibition, Abraka, August 1986 (Bendel State University, Abraka Campus).
46 Silk Screen as a Creative Medium of Expression – Life and Living, October 1991 (MFA Show-University of Benin, Benin City).
47 Reminiscences – A Solo Art Exhibition of Creative Digital Photo Images of Monuments from Delta State, Council Pavilion, Delta Council for Arts and Culture, Asaba, 2012.
48 Traditional Life and Modernity – A Solo Exhibition of Digital Photographic Prints of Change and Development in Society, Exhibition Hall National Gallery of Art, Oba Akenzua II Cultural Centre, Benin City, 2012.
49 Man and Society – A Solo Art Exhibition of Serigraphs, Aqua Mono and Class Prints, Exhibition Hall, National Commission for Museums and Monuments, King’s Square, Benin City, 2012.
50 Keeping the Word Alive – A Solo Art Exhibition of Serigraphs, Calligraphic Posters, Glass and Aqua Mono Prints, Exhibition Hall, National Gallery of Art, Oba Akenzua II Cultural Centre, Benin City, 2016.
51 “Development through Time”, 1994 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 10.
52 “Visual Banquet”, 1995 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 10, pp 13 & 21
53 “Harvest in the Desert”, 1997 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 25
54 “First Rhythm: SNA (Delta State Chapter), 1999 Maiden Independence Art Exhibition, Asaba p. 17 &pp 2-3
55 “World of Arts Exhibition”, SNA (Anambra State Chapter) in Collaboration with Minaj Systems Ltd Obosi and Erudite Creativity, Onitsha, 2001 pp 48-49, p. 105 & Appendices I & II.
56 “Poetics of Media and Content: Abraka Master Artists Exhibition”, 2003 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 7 & 9
57 “African Art Today”, 2004 International Conference on African Arts (ICAA), Art Exhibition, Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka. P. 5
58 “Rhythm and Forms: Creative Dialogue”, 2007 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 4 & 16.
59 “Creative Exploits in the Homeland”, 2012 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 11.
60 “Images for a secure Environment”, 2012 International Conference on the Humanities and Issues of Security in Africa Art Exhibition, Faculty of Arts, Delta State University, Abraka. P. 10
61 “Issues of the Moment”, An art Exhibition of Contemporary Nigerian Art during the International Conference organized by female Artists Association of Nigeria in Collaboration with the Delta State University, Abraka. 2012, p. 16.
62 “Vives and Thrills of an Artistic Voyage”, 2014 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 3.
63 “Visuality and Content”, 2015 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 11.
64 “Dynamic Horizon”, 2016 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 6.
65 “Sights and Strides of Delsu”, An Art Exhibition of Monumental Projects, Investment Opportunities, Academic Products of Delta State University, Abraka in the Celebration of Delta State at 25, Anniversary Celebration Pavilion, Asaba, 2016, p. 30.
66 “Artlas-The Masters’ Rendezvous”, 2017 Convocation Art Exhibition, Delta State University, Abraka p. 6.
67 ‘’ Media and Forms- The Master Artists Rendezvous’’ 2021 Convocation Art Exhibition, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu- Alike, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, Nigeria, p.10.